Summer Jobs for Teachers
Teachers have no classes during the summer months, but many of them are still working. They are a well educated temporary work force.
Virtually any teacher with a Bachelor of Arts degree qualifies to write for online content companies. Applying some diligence, a teacher could probably make $500 a month writing online.
Temporary agencies will hire teachers and find clerical work in local businesses for them. This job will pay around $10 an hour for the teacher.
There are opportunities in online teaching. Teachers in certain states will find organizations already set up for them to teach English online to people learning it as a foreign language. This pays around $11 an hour. A teacher could command more money on other sites doing the same thing, but that requires building a clientele. Teachers who are pursuing this type of activity during the school year will have an economical advantage over those who just start during the summer. Well established teachers of online English can earn up to $15 an hour.
There are numerous summer camps that will hire teachers. Working at a summer camp basically as a chaperone for the kids is going to pay weekly rates between $200 to about $400. Some will offer bonuses for working the entire camp. This pay includes a place to stay at the camp plus meals.
Teachers who work as private tutors can set their own rates. They will often make a higher hourly pay but the amount of work is uncertain. Music teachers who give private lessons can find clients from the students they have in school. A bit of marketing through local music stores is also a good source for potential private students. Private music lessons can range from $20-$30 an hour. Math teachers also work as private tutors. Their clients are usually found through concerned parents with struggling students. The fee for private math instruction is $10-$30 an hour.
Math, social studies, and reading teachers are able to participate in weekend and summer programs designed to help struggling students. For instance, New York state has a government-designed program called Academic Intervention Services. Other school systems in different places have adopted their own versions of this procedure. Teachers are frequently paid by the hour as tutors in these programs. Salaries vary between $20-$50 an hour.
Some opportunities exist online for teachers to find work by taking advantage of their skills in writing, editing, and other areas. There are several websites that allow employers to post jobs for bidding by workers. These jobs range from writing or editing to programming to being a personal assistant. Jobs have fixed income ranges or a range of hourly rates. The people bidding on the jobs set the rate at which they are willing to work. In some cases, the lowest bidders will win the job, but more serious employers who want quality work will consider the qualifications of the people bidding more than the salary. These jobs can range from $2 to $50 an hour.